December 30, 2017
Women's Basketball Falls to #9 Virginia Union in Return From Break
RICHMOND, Va. -- Catawba returned from its holiday break and suffered an 88-58 loss to ninth-ranked Virginia Union in women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Barco-Stevens Hall. The Panthers improve to 11-1, while the Catawba Indians fall to 6-6.
Virginia Union put five players in double figures to claim the win. Alexis Johnson came off the bench to lead the way with 18 points, hitting on 8-of-10 shots. Shareka McNeill added a dozen points, while Rejoice Spivey knocked down 11 points and handed out eight assists.
Terri Rogers was the lone Lady Indian in double digits with 17 points. She canned 8-of-12 shots. Elizabeth Webb had nine points, hitting on three 3-pointers. Catawba shot just 37% and suffered through 25 turnovers.
Virginia Union got off to a quick start, connecting on 55% of its shots in the first quarter to go up 29-15. The Lady Indians made just 5-of-17 (29%) shots in the opening frame. VUU never trailed after scoring the first four points and padded a 6-5 lead with an eight-point run and rolled to the win.
Catawba upped its percentage to 50% in the second quarter, but the Panthers were better at 56% in increasing their edge to 52-33 at the break. The outcome was decided in the third quarter as Catawba made just two shots, while VUU canned 64% to storm on top 73-40.
The Lady Indians return to league play after the New Year, traveling to Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday for a 6 pm tip.
|Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2),|
Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70
Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85
Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117
Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95
Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142
Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101
Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52
Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89
Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 80-56
Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)
Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173
Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.
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